The Stress Funnel

The Stress Funnel

“My dog is unpredictable.” “My dog will pass three dogs perfectly and suddendly react to the fourth.” “Some days my dog is great and other days they react to everything!” Sound familiar? Dogs experience stress every day.  This is...
Building Food Drive

Building Food Drive

“My dog is a picky eater.”  A label used for dogs that don’t gobble up their food.  While some breeds and individuals have a higher natural drive for food, you can build food drive.  Afterall, food is a primary reinforcer for all animals.  You must...
Fear Periods – Are they Real?

Fear Periods – Are they Real?

Fear periods are the idea of short periods in a developing puppy’s life where they have an increased level of fear.  These periods may be a couple of hours to a couple of weeks long.  The concept implies that fearful or reactive behaviours in this window will...